Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 10/06/2015 - 5:06am
Now is the time to support those grieving in Oregon as best we can, and to learn from this tragedy what we can do to improve security in schools and other public places. Could school leaders have done more by providing more security for students? Without meaningful security, the students are defenseless. Meaningful security exists in courts, public buildings, and even at major media organizations.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 10/06/2015 - 1:19am
In public education, the District of Columbia may be the nation's most interesting laboratory. It is the only city with two public school systems of roughly equal size, each with a different governance model. The results of this competition have profound implications for the future of public education nationwide.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Sun, 10/04/2015 - 4:48pm
The next Indianapolis mayor will inherit a power that gives him direct control in shaping the city’s educational landscape, an elevated role that is essentially unprecedented in the state and across the country.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 10/02/2015 - 2:30pm
Forget the Common Core, Finland’s youngsters are in charge of determining what happens in the classroom.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 10/02/2015 - 1:51pm
The gloves are off between charter school supporters and the Los Angeles Unified school board. And so far, their clash shows all the calm maturity of a playground shouting match.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 10/02/2015 - 1:35pm
As Arne Duncan leaves his post this December, his forceful strategy to push dramatic changes to the U.S education system is being tested. The aggressiveness and urgency that defined his efforts to transform American schools alienated friends and could, in the end, be what derails his reforms.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 10/02/2015 - 2:45am
We have two school systems throughout New York state. There’s one system for the middle class and one for the poor. Cooperation is required to improve results for students from poverty. The state has to put more money into urban schools.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 10/02/2015 - 12:40am
Too often, blaming the bully is a roadblock to getting he or she the help they need. We need to move beyond punishment. Whether a child is the victim, the bully, or merely just a witness, bullying is everyone’s problem and it requires everyone’s help to eradicate.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 10/02/2015 - 12:36am
High school dropouts are three and a half times more likely than high school graduates to be arrested, and more than eight times as likely to be incarcerated. Research is clear that front-end education investments in high-quality pre-K improve graduation rates and help prepare kids for more successful lives.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 10/01/2015 - 3:05am
Despite massive federal subsidies, cafeteria managers still depend on parents to pay their children's lunch tabs to help pay for increased food and labor costs. A New Jersey has taken reminders to parents too far. Under a new policy, they may be reported to the state Department of Children and Families if they ignore repeated warnings to pay their child's overdue lunch account.